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Silence.

My wish for this week is simple and at the same time hard: Grounding. To take moments, if only just seconds, to sit in complete silence, complete stillness. First, to do nothing. Second, to take contact with the body, mind and with the space around me.

The 6th Mindful Drumming Meditation that I'm in the process of creating is about the same. it´ll have the same title as this post.

There's been so many times I've written "silence/ grounding or meditation" on my weekly plan and as many times I've finally prioritized it the least. It never happened. I have so much I wanna do, reach, practice, share... Do you recognize it?

Now I sit, but I write.  

Hmm, I'll actually take the opportunity I have NOW, to sit in silence for some minutes, to let in some space into my body and mind before I run further into my day 😉  - Yeah! Maybe that's the way - to be aware of the sudden small gaps in time that gives us an opportunity to take some seconds to ground ourselves? Maybe... 

Take care!

Peace, Maria. 

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Dream drawing, my wish for the week, 17th of October 2016.

Dream drawing, my wish for the week, 17th of October 2016.

Heart. Finding Your own, Unique Rhythm.

You have to know where you are and know where you're going before you can figure out how to go about getting there. (Godin, Seth. Linchpin)

When reading this I immediately connected Godin's words with our (lost) awareness of our own, unique Rhythm. 

As I see it being aware of your Rhythm is all about being deeply connected with your body & soul, with other people & the present moment. It's being connected to Life. 

When you find and connect with your own, unique rhythm, your tempo something happens. It changes everything. It's like recognising yourself as the one your were born to BE. It affects how you work, how you relax, what kind of sports or training you choose. Remember, not all tempos are for everyone. I believe this strongly 'cause I've been, and this might sound harsch, an Abuser of my own rhyhtm. Imagine that - and I'm a drummer!!  

This can be a way of exploring this concept: 

Think about the Music you love the most, that makes you wanna mooove and that touches your soul - what is the tempo of that music? Fast? Really slow?  

I am changing my focus. Rhythm should be exciting, enthralling. Not just fast, dry & bragging.Rhythm should make you move your hips like the Goddess, God You are.